Bristol Rovers 1-1 Bury

Bristol Rovers shared the points with Bury after failing to build on an early penalty.

John-Joe O'Toole struck from the spot when Shaun Beeley mistimed his challenge on Eliot Richards.

But Beeley was redeemed when he delivered a cross from the right and Danny Hylton converted from close in.

Bury's Shaun Harrad headed onto the crossbar after the break, having fired over with the goal at his mercy in the first half, but could not find the net.

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Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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"We've tried really hard. It sounds a bit school boy, but I cannot grumble about how hard the boys have tried.

"We got a lovely start with a decision before the game's really got going. We've tucked it away and then we've been on the back foot

"To be fair to them, they took the game to us throughout the first half. They were very strong and knocked us about a little bit and we found that difficult to stand up to.

"But after half-time we regrouped and became the better team. It was one of those football matches really."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd168531229
2Chesterfield16853929
3Rochdale16925529
4Fleetwood16916928
5Southend16826626
6Newport16754526
7Dag & Red16754426
8Morecambe16745125
9Wimbledon16736224
10Exeter16736124
11Burton16736024
12Scunthorpe16664-224
13Wycombe15636221
14Hartlepool16637021
15Mansfield16565-221
16Portsmouth15555-320
17Cheltenham16556-520
18Plymouth16547-519
19York16457-317
20Bristol Rovers16367-615
21Bury16358-414
22Accrington16358-814
23Torquay16358-1014
24Northampton16349-813
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